PowerCable REST 101G

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NETIO PowerCable REST 101x is a smart WiFi power socket for integration with third-party systems using open API.  
PowerCable is a smart power extension cable with a WiFi connection to a LAN. Its web interface can be used to display the energy metering values and turn on/off the controlled output power socket. 

PowerCable REST allows reading the measurements and controlling the output using one of three http-based REST protocols - XML, JSON or URL API.  


The PowerCable metered power socket connects to the network over WiFi (internal antenna). The NETIO WiFi Reconnect feature ensures stable availability of the device in an ordinary WiFi network. 
 
PowerCable REST 101x can be controlled with one of 3 different M2M protocols that communicate over http (default port 80) and can be protected with a password. The JSON and XML protocols transfer a text file using http get/post. 
 
WiFi connection, Auto-Reconnect
REST API: XML, JSON, URL API protocols
Electrical measurements (V, A, W, kWh, TPF, Hz, Phase), accuracy <1%
IOC – Output state independent on FW updates
ZCS – Zero-current switching
 
The PowerCable REST WiFi power outlet supports IOC (Independent Output Control); the state of the output is not affected by weak WiFi signal, restart of the WiFi network layer, or even firmware upgrade. The PowerUp state of the output is configurable (On/Off/Last). 
 
ZCS (Zero Current Switching) support is important in situations where the output is switched more often than just a few times per day. ZCS makes sure that the output relay switches when the immediate current is zero. 
 
ZCS reduces the stress on the connected electrical appliances, increasing the lifetime in case of frequent switching of appliances with a high inrush current. High inrush current is typical for switching supplies common in IT equipment.  
ZCS is suitable for all types of appliances – capacitive loads as well as inductive loads (transformers, motors).
 
The operating temperature range of NETIO PowerCable REST 101x is -10 to 65°C (at 65°C, the maximum current is limited to 5A). 
 
Electrical measurements (accessible over the web as well as XML or JSON protocol)
Current [A]
Voltage [V]
Consumption [kWh]
Output power [W]
TPF (True Power Factor) 
Frequency [Hz]
Phase shift [-180...180°]
Measurement accuracy: better than 1%
 
No special mobile application is needed for installing the product and connecting it to a WiFi network. PowerCable REST works as a WiFi AP and an integrated web wizard guides through the configuration, including the selection of a WiFi network from a list. The setup process is simple and fast. 
 
Applications
NETIO PowerCable REST 101x, a smart WiFi power socket for IT applications, is an ideal solution for remote control and metering of 230V power sockets outside electrical cabinets. 
The metered power outlet can be controlled over a LAN from a custom application, VoIP phone, Node-RED or Raspberry Pi. For examples, see the Application Notes (ANxx) at the manufacturer’s website. 
 
101x – The “x” denotes different types of plugs and sockets
PowerCable REST 101x is supplied in several versions depending on the electrical socket type (as used in different countries). All 101x models come with two 0.55m cables with the corresponding electrical socket and plug types. 
 
101x Input Output Voltage / current
PowerCable REST 101G UK – Type G UK – Type G 230V / 13A
PowerCable REST 101F Europlug DE – Type F Schuko 230V / 16A
PowerCable REST 101S IEC-320 C14 IEC-320 C13 110/230V 10A
 
NETIO PowerCable REST 101x
 
LAN (RJ45): No
WiFi: Yes (internal antenna, 802.11 b/g/n; 2.4GHz)
WiFi Reconnect: Yes 
Online demo: Yes (http://pc-rest.netio-products.com) (demo / demo)
Web: Built-in web server
FW upgrade: Yes - web
Mobile app: Yes (3Q 2019)
Mobile app needed for installation: No
Installation without a Cloud (internet) connection: Yes
Works without a Cloud (internet) connection: Yes
Control button: Yes 
 
M2M API protocol 1: XML over http
M2M API protocol 2: JSON over http
M2M API protocol 3: URL API (write-only)
M2M API – HTTPs: Yes (4Q 2019)
M2M API – Cloud: No
Lua support: No
 
Scheduler function: No
IP WatchDog function: No
Sending e-mails: No 
WiFi AP network mode support: No
 
Power input: The “x” in the “101x” model number specifies the plug type
Power output: The “x” in the “101x” model number specifies the socket type
Available socket versions: DE, FR, CH, IEC-320 C13/C14 
Internal consumption: Max 1.2 W
Electrical measurements: Current [A] / Energy [kWh] / Input power [W], TruePF [-]),  Frequency [Hz] / Voltage [V] / Phase shift [°]
Accuracy of electrical measurements: better than 1% (25°C)
 
SPD – surge protection: Yes, type 3
Switching element: relay SPST-NO, ZCS 
ZCS (Zero Current Switching): Yes
IOC (output state independent on FW updates): Yes
PowerUp state of the output: On / Off / LAST state
 
Mechanical characteristics: Plastic housing – 180 x 40 x 30 mm + 2x 0.55m cable 
Protection: IP30
Mechanical mounting: No
Sound output: No
Temperature range: -10°C to +65°C (for 65°C, max. current is 5A)